As Google Reader winds down, users are flocking to several RSS alternatives- with rival Feedly becoming one of the biggest beneficiaries. Last week, Google announced it would pull the plug on its Reader RSS feed this summer, causing much outcry among its loyal users. However, Feedly, a free Web-based RSS service that also offers iOS [...]

As Google Reader winds down, users are flocking to several RSS alternatives- with rival Feedly becoming one of the biggest beneficiaries.


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Last week, Google announced it would pull the plug on its Reader RSS feed this summer, causing much outcry among its loyal users.
However, Feedly, a free Web-based RSS service that also offers iOS and Android apps, has added half a million new users in just two days after Google’s announcement.
"More than 500,000 Google Reader users have joined the Feedly community over the last 48 hours," the company said in a blog post Friday. "We love passionate readers. Welcome on board."
The Californian company, which provides browser-specific plug-ins for Chrome, Firefox and Safari on the desktop, also noted it had multiplied its bandwidth times ten with additional servers to provide for increasing traffic.
“Our main priorities over the next 30 days are 1) to keep the service up, 2) listen to new users for suggestions and 3) add features weekly,” Feedly added.
Read the Feedly blog post here
http://www.feedly.com/.